Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education

Short-Program Offerings

(Program list updated January 12, 2022)

RescueTechs LLC is pleased to announce that we are now offering EMS-specific training programs.  These program either are or can be submitted for PA EMS continuing education credits.  Here is a list of some of the programs currently available and as always if your agency has a specific topic or idea not listed here, please contact us and we develop a program to meet your specific needs.

To provide the best value for sponsoring organizations, we recommend scheduling to conduct two of the short (2 hours or less) programs as a combined delivery in one four-hour session.

The Insider’s Perspective

This session focuses on case-appropriate trauma care and extrication by understanding basic trauma criteria and relevant vehicle anatomy. This course will provide the student with an awareness level view of vehicle rescue operations from the “inside rescuer/patient care” perspective. Understanding the “inside perspective” will allow both EMS providers and fire/rescue personnel to better understand the other’s respective roles.  Course length: 1.5 hours.

  • Discuss the need for proper extrication techniques after motor vehicle collisions.
  • Discuss potential injury related to specific vehicle anatomy and the mechanism of the crash.
  • Discuss appropriate treatment of entrapped victims prior to extrication.
  • Discuss potential side effects of delaying treatment for extrication.
  • Discuss potential side effects of delaying extrication for treatment.

This course is approved for Pennsylvania EMS Continuing Education Credits.  (Course #1000045872 – 1.0 hour clinical patient care and 0.5 hour other)

Breathing in That Farm-Fresh Country Air

Day-to-day farmers can be exposed to some very toxic inhalation hazards.  They are generally aware of the hazards and take precautions, but sometimes things go bad.  This course will focus on injury/illness from long and short-term exposure to various farm toxins, including but not limited to, silo gas, manure gasses, insecticides, pesticides and other farm chemicals. We will discuss disease patterns and prevention methods as well as treatment options.  Course length: 1.5 hours.

  • Discuss potential respiratory hazards on farms.
  • Discuss potential exposure issues to responders and appropriate PPE.
  • Discuss etiology of “silo filler’s disease”.
  • Discuss the effect of long-term exposure to farm dust on respiratory health.
  • Discuss treatment options for silo gas exposure short and long term.
  • Discuss treatment of pesticide and/or insecticide exposure.

This course is approved for Pennsylvania EMS Continuing Education Credits.  (Course # 1000045871 – 1.0 hour clinical patient care and 0.5 other)

Crushing Issues in Trauma

Crushing issues in trauma is a program centered around rural EMS providers. We discuss primarily the assessment and treatment of patients that have fallen victim to a crush injury in the agricultural environment. Identify potential crush injury patterns and the mechanism behind them. We will also discuss the impalements in the agricultural environment.  Course length: 1.5 hours.

  • Identify the need for early ALS intervention.
  • Identify case appropriate treatment for patients with crush injuries.
  • Identify potential indications for a field amputation.
  • Identify appropriate treatment for impaled objects.

This course is approved for Pennsylvania EMS Continuing Education Credits.  (Course # 1000045873 – 1.5 hours clinical patient care and 0 other)

Crushing Issues on the Farm

A 4-hour program for EMS providers that discusses crush injuries that may be encountered.  Rural providers may be faced with trapped victims with potential crush syndrome. Handling these cases requires a very coordinated response between all of the agencies involved. This seminar will discuss extrication concerns, current EMS trends in crush syndrome, and discuss patient care priorities necessary for successful outcomes.  While focused on the farm environment, the information presented is applicable in any crush scenario.

This course is approved for Pennsylvania EMS Continuing Education Credits.  (Course # 1000035284 – 2.5 hours clinical patient care and 1.5 other)

In addition to these short-form programs, many of our other classroom and hands-on programs are approved for PA EMS continuing education credits.  Contact us to discuss your training goals.

 

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